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the need outside the elevator using current technology and we learn about the latest destination elevated technology all here in san francisco. we will also visit the machinery where all the behind- the-scenes gears control these incredible machines. we are very fortunate today to have an expert with those who is going to walk us are around elevators in san francisco. can you tell us about the history of elevators in san francisco? the measure -- >> sure. the history of elevator technology evolves with the city. first elevators were installed for moving materials in the 1860's. in the 1870's, the first passenger elevator was installed, and that allowed building heights to go up to about seven floors. starting in the 18 eighties, 1890's, the first electric elevators were installed. that allowed for buildings to go up even higher, even more than 10 floors, and those were the first elevators that became representative of what we consider modern elevators today. >> so the height of buildings is related to elevator technology. >> both of these technologies encourage architects to build taller
, the fascinating thing about technology businesses in the internet is that a company can become a global brand and get global reach in a stunningly quick period of time. that's what e-bay did in its first five to ten years. he became a global phenom in a stunningly short period of time. just as you can disrupt, you can be disrupted. ebay when i got there was beginning to be disrupted itself. >> charlie: by? the way disruption happens it doesn't come directly at you. product search didn't exist when ebay started. google had started. craigslist had started. what we needed to do was to face up to the reality of the change and in essence reinvent e-bay with today's tech, what was today's technology and internet and reimagine, reinvent the company. >> charlie: did some people come to you and say if you do this you're going to cannibalize what we have. >> absolutely. at some point you have to choice. the dilemma in technology is either you cannibalize yourself or someone else is going to do it. we took the tough medicine labeled it a turn around. no one liked it at first. that allowed us to focus on
, from health care, from these markets that we're just scratching the surface in terms of technology applications. >> host: will panasonic still be manufacturing televisions? >> guest: i don't know. >> host: will the word "television" still be in use? >> guest: probably old people like me will still be using the word "television." and i think displays will still have a prominent role in the home for communicating content and information. >> host: joe taylor, chairman and president of panasonic in north america, this is "the communicators" on c-span. "the communicators" is on location at ces international 2013, the technology trade show. more programming next week. >> just ahead, president obama speaks at a ceremony honoring recipients of this year's national medals for science, technology and innovation. after that we're live with a national health policy conference with industry leaders and representatives of government who will discuss what to expect in health care policy this year. and later more live coverage as former first lady laura bush speaks at the susan g. komen for the cu
and players who are worried about the risk of football concussions. one company, unequal technologies, has risen to the fore with nfl endorsements -- >> i don't feel like i'm taking a risk. >> reporter: and three blunt words on every box it sells, concussion reduction technology. rob vito is the founder and ceo. >> these athletes need to take control of their own safety. >> reporter: his products, strips of composite material including bulletproof kevlar, that you glue into a helmet, but some experts are skeptical. >> the guy would have you believe it's his magical material. there's nothing magical about it. >> reporter: dave halstead is technical director at the southern impact research center, one of the leading testing labs for sports equipment in the nation. here's the problem -- the modern football helmet already offers excellent protection against direct hits, which produce sharp linear forces against the skull. halstead's testing shows the unequal strips can reduce the severity from certain angles like the front but not from other angles. and doctors believe many football concussion
: in terms of water supply, wastewater, stormwater development -- these are independent technologies. but what came first, most often, was a water supply system. the basic system is essentially the same as we used back in the 19th century. and in some cases, some of the same pipes. grusheski: philadelphia was the first american city to develop a water system and to take on as a municipal responsibility water delivery to all of its citizens. when william penn laid out the city, he actually chose a spot of land that had a lot of groundwater. however, by 1730, 30,000 people lived within the first seven blocks of philadelphia, next to the delaware river. well, 30,000 people caused filth in the city and polluted their water sources. the groundwater was not potable. and in one year, 1/6 of the population died of yellow fever. now, they didn't know at the time that yellow fever was carried by mosquitoes. but the health issue was major in that first movement to build a water system. narrator: so they set out to find the cleanest source of water. although the majority of philadelphia's water
a bright spot for the u.s. economy. thanks to new fracking technology, surging domestic production cut crude oil imports last year by 227 million barrels. but that success was offset somewhat by imports of manufactured goods. >> the flip side of the coin is that our imports of non-oil goods are still going up. they're going up pretty rapidly. and that is of great concern to me as an economist. those are the things that compete with our own manufactured products. >> reporter: china remains a major competitor for u.s. companies. our trade deficit with china hit a record $315 billion last year. separately, china reported it's exports grew 25% over a year ago, easily beating expectations. the robust growth was attributed to aggressive new lending by chinese banks. >> just a few months ago, the chinese economy was in contraction. we've seen really two or three months where we are seeing much stronger growth in china and that's increasing the demand for goods there. >> reporter: but analysts say the news from china may have been somewhat distorted by statistical quirks and the start of the c
figures out how we advanced to that next stage, how we build out these technologies, clean technologies and diverse technologies that allow us to do more and do it in no way that is an environmentally responsible way. imposing the mandates of other heavy hand of ideas that are out there for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. they are not going to pass congress. what we need to be dealing, as we move forward, there will be rolled-making efforts. -- rule-making efforts. need to find those ways that we develop the technologies to really allow us to have that greater environmental responsibility. we need to develop resources that we have today, do it domestically so we cut our dependence on opec. take a portion of that revenue and we specifically dedicate it to the energy solutions of tomorrow. we talk about the energy deployment fund and how it will build out and advance. that is the framework. it is good reading and it is designed to advance the discussion on a critically important topic. . do see a lot of new changes happening to the new administration. how could we summarize those chang
. >>> eyes in the sky. unmanned drones, wartime technology roaming the skies here at home. who are they watching, and why? >>> the struggle. new jersey governor chris christie is in the middle of a fight erupting in public over his own weight. tonight what a former white house doctor said about him and how he fired back. >>> and one year from tonight, if you can believe it, opening ceremonies at the winter olympics. tonight we'll show you the resort town packed with palm trees where they hope to have snow on the slopes a year from now. "nightly news" begins now. "nightly news" begins now. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >> good evening. for the folks who have moved to an all-electronic web-based life, today's news maybe wasn't all that impactful. but for the folks with mailboxes in cities and towns across this countron dirt roads or in apartment buildings, there's always been mail on saturday. six days a week, since the time of abraham lincoln. but today the u.s. postal service says delivering the mail on saturda
, receptionists, not things where your skills get stale because of advances in technology there are plenty of all unemployed workers that work and technology fields or feel for the technology continues to develop. sometimes they spend that time keeping up with their skills. most people who are computer professionals are people love to be on the computer and love to learn the new thing. even if they are not working and i have spoken to many workers, they are learning new programs out there and learning new technology on their own because that's just what they do. the way i would read a book for pleasure, they will get on a computer and learn something new because that's what they enjoy doing. there is this assumption among some employers that skills are getting stale but there is no looking at the resume for speaking to a qualified individual if that is true. host: the federal level made an effort on this action as well. this was the federal fair employment opportunity act of 2011. it would make it illegal for employers to discriminate against the unemployed, job applicants could sue and recover d
increase because the technology improved in a product, they don't incorporate health care in the cpi. >> i'm looking under the drawer, i'm looking under the waste paper basket, i hear about this inflation. the price of goal has fallen $350. abigail doolittle, fair and balanced, since the election basically the broad index has gone up 11%. is it the obama rally? >> i do not think it's the obama rally. i think it's the extension of the federally. we've had the federal reserve continue to support the risk assets and kmocommodities. it reflects the decision to replace operation twist -- >> you want to give him any credit at all? >> earlier this week i spoke to the ceo of the dow company and ce disney. disney has a pretty good sense of what's going on wts consumer, the sense of consumer confidence and in terms of advertising. he said that the last quarter they had to deal with the fiscal cliff, there was concern and uncertainty about the fiscal cliff, there was the hurricane and the uncertainty around the election. he feels now that we have all these things behind ushs t, the consumers are feel
and border patrol and technology. "washington journal" is next. ♪ host: congress returns today, part of the agenda includes consideration of a bill requiring the white house to produce a balanced budget. the story today from "the washington times" airlines readers that the budget act requires the president to put out a budget by the first monday of february. senator harry reid said the gun legislation in the senate will include magazine size and background checks, but it would not seek a ban on military-style assault weapons. an amendment could be included to cover that. the president heads to minneapolis to discuss gun control. and the cost of the 2012 elections are in. the final price tag is estimated at $7 billion. according to the consumer confidence index, half the respondents said that the financial crisis went under the labour retirement plan. we are interested in hearing from you if the financial crisis delay your retirement. want to give us a call, the numbers are on your screen. for republicans, 202-585-3881. for democrats, 202-585-3880. for independents, 202-585-3882. if y
like taking risk in this environment. apple is the technology company and i can understand apple's view that they have freedom of cash on the balance sheet. some of this is complicated. some of the cash is overseas, they bring it home, thee incur some tax liability. cash on your balance sheet is freedom. it's freedom from bankers. >> we're going to slip in a quick break. bob, you're going to be with us for the rest of the hour. and i'm going to send it back to pebble beach and the one and only becky quick. >> when we come back, we're talking about putting money to work behind the next big thing. since we're here on the west coast, we figured we had to technology technology. we're going to talk to an investor in siri intelligent and ask him if he thinks aapple has a cash problem. plus, a live report on the weather in the northeast as they phase for blizzard conditions. i'm glad we got cdw and cisco to design our data center. yeah, the cisco ucsc series server, with the intel xeon processors, help us scale smoothly, like a perfect golf swing. how was it before? clunky and full of unnecess
play a limited role in the future. the present generation of nuclear technology is way too expeive. if you run a utility and you decide to build a new nuclear power plant, you go to your engineers or you go to any engineering consulting firm in the world and ask,okay, how much will this cost. they will say to you we really have no idea. >> right. >> then ask you them how long will it take to build it. and they'll say we don't know. >> and those are serious problems if you are trying to build a power plant. and that's really why the industry has declined. to state the issues, even after fushima, can-- it can be managed. >> rose: so it's the cost, not the safety. >> it's the cost and it's the nature of the, of the cost accounting. they're only in a thousand to 1200 megawatts, that means that they used to cause 4 or 500 million, now it's 5, 6, 8 billion dollars. if takes a long time. you don't want to build increments that are that big that take that long. particularly in an age like the '70s after the oil shocks where you don't know what conservation and efficiency and renewables wil
, over the years technology has done an all of lot for us as people. increased product activity, demom ties the information ax loves us to crush five pigs with only one bird. completely revolutionized cat transportation. why are you going? no, you are not? okay. okay. technology and its short comings is the subject of new reoccurring segment jon stewart uploads a stream -- i'd like to talk about reframing the segment. first off, robots. we know they are fighting our wars and boxing in place of hugh jackman -- [laughter] -- but did you know they are stealing our factory jobs. >> a friendly affordable chap named baxter. >> it's meant to go to a factory where they don't have robots at the moment and ordinary workers can train it to do simple tasks. >> jon: tasks so simple even a human can do them or at least a human used to do them. tell me where it gets creepy. >> baxter costs 22,000. how long does it last? >> three years. >> jon: that's a reasonable be. it's well-3 had the 46 an hour, the wages of the companies. >> that's not unreasonable comparison to make. >> you could buy one of thes
podium today in front of the technology council in northern virginia. senator mark warner adamant about sharing the blame of sequestration. he said it's not just politicians at fault for the crippling spending cuts. he blames major companies and the defense industry too. >> when it's oh, my god, it's really going to happen, what are y'all going to do. it would have been great if you had been in the fight in more than an attaboy way over the last couple of years. >> the looming cuts already forcing northern virginia's government contractors to react. >> they're already laying people off. they're furloughing employees already. they're already reducing their capital purchases. >> more than 207,000 jobs would be cut across virginia. some 71,000 of those outside of the department of defense. brad angel is president and ceo of salient federal solutions in fairfax, one of many government contractors feeling the crunch from government clients. >> they're starting to not only develop plans but take some actions that are reducing the level of spending. >> this is one of the government contractors
been a part of life. >>> eyes in the sky. unmanned drones, wartime technology roaming the skies here at home. who are they watching, and why? >>> the struggle. new jersey governor chris christie is in the middle of a fight erupting in public over his own weight. tonight what a former white house doctor said about him and how he fired back. >>> and one year from tonight, if you can believe it, opening ceremonies at the winter olympics. tonight we'll show you the resort town packed with palm trees where they hope to have snow on the slopes a year from now. "nightly news" begins now. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >> good evening. for the folks who have moved to an all-electronic web-based life, today's news maybe wasn't all that impactful. but for the folks with mailboxes in cities and towns across this country on dirt roads or in apartment buildings, there's always been mail on saturday. six days a week, since the time of abraham lincoln. but today the u.s. postal service says delivering the mail on saturdays must stop
delivering a 21st-century product. >> reporter: at the crossroads of tradition, history and technology. the letter carriers' union, as well as some businesses, don't like this plan, but the postal service says that's already cut 28% of its work force, 200 mail processing centers, and 21,000 routes over the last few years. it's not enough. brian? >> tom costello, starting us off in glen echo, maryland tonight. tom, thanks. >>> now to the other american institution facing a very big change. tonight the boy scouts of america have put off a decision on changing their policy on admitting gay scouts and scout leaders. the organization's board of directors which was set to vote on the issue today instead delayed any consideration of a change for at least three months. an explanation tonight from nbc's pete williams. >> we all need to repent -- >> reporter: outside boy scout headquarters in dallas, scouting parents brought their children, opposing any change and relieved by the delay. >> the membership is very against this. and instead you've got a little group that doesn't really represent us
. they are a technology company but more on the technology side for engineers, people with computer science experience people working in supply chain. what's great about raytheon they do a lot of security but it's web security internet security and those threats are real to this country right now. maryland. massachusetts, virginia, 450 positions they need 350 fresh college grads if you will but you have to have the technological experience. >> it is getting the car title done and this is a growing business people need money. 360 jobs nationwide. you can be a customer service rep and make up to 25,000 a year you can be a store manager make 45,000 and gm's up to 150,000. >> northwestern mutual. a lot of people like working for mutual companies they tend to be more safe and stable. >> what's nice about northwestern mutual they are helping people work on their finances with 401 k. they need financial advisors. we are in this period where americans are afraid of the stock market and 401 k investments they want to make sure they have the right plan in place they have financial positions open right now. they
wireless costs and technology and more time driving your business potential. looks like we're going to need to order more agaves... ah! oh! ow! ... and more bandages. that's powerful. sharble data plus unlimited talk and text. now save $50 on a droid razr maxx hd by motorola. >> what did you just say, ray? after four years on the job and more than 300 billion taxpayer dollars for transportation projects, ray la hood pushing to spend even more cash on what he calls a bold plan to fix america's roads and he says you'll be on board. >> i tone think you'd be turning off people in america because they know america is one big pothole right now. >> why didn't we fill the potholes instead of spending stimulus money on things like the ramps to nowhere. you've got to be kidding me. e-mail us or tweet us at team cavuto. >> meanwhile, to virginia and a bat over the governor's transportation plan there. it would eliminate the gas tax and replace it with a small hike in state sales tax. the republican governor on where things stan right now. governor, thank you for joining us. >> thank you, sir. >> you w
for him to win. now, that's a good thing. it shows the democrats have got the technology and the organizational skills down to do that. but that can be matched in time by another party. the democrats to some extent were going to school on what the republicans were doing to them in 2004 when we had a close elections and it was won by massive turnout operation bias karl rove and the republican national committee that turned out voters at the democrats in places like ohio didn't even know were there. so, you know, and with barack obama at the evidence the ticket, they were able to do that this time around. with him not there anymore, it will depend a lot on who the candidate is as to whether they're able to replicate anything like that strong. >> bill: this influences everybody's lives, all our lives if the president is indeed taking on a more arrogant posture in the sense that he is going to move as far as left as he wants to move because he says why not? i'm not going to get these people anyway. we don't need them anymore. california going to be mostly hispanic. hispanics
years since the sniper case the technology has come a long way in terms of providing additional tools that law enforcement can use to hopefully track this individual down. >> well, good insight. montgomery county police chief thomas manger, thanks for weighing in on the search for a killer in california. we are all hoping they get this guy soon. >> absolutely. certainly our condolences go out to the families of those officers that were slain. >> i share that with you, sir. thank you. >>> for decades football fans have been singing hail to the redskins, but some people say it's time for the team to change its name. coming up hear both sides of the debate and we also want to hear your comments. >> coming up on the news edge at 11:00 some california senators are paying up as they're making a friend -- after making a friendly wager on the super bowl. stay with us. fox 5 news at 10:00 just getting started.  >>> what's in name? a whole lot of controversy for the redskins with a whole lot of people calling the name demeaning and racial. today there was a meeting at the smithso
technology to protect our water. billions in the economy. at chevron, if we can't do it right, we won't do it at all. we've got to think long term. we've got to think long term. ♪ formerrts that jackson jr.jesse with thed a plea deal justice department is connection of misuse ofges campaign funds. he reportedly repaid the government hundreds of thousands of dollars he spent on items, including a luxury watch and air for a female friend as well furniture for his home in washington. a judge will determine whether gets jail time. >> here is a reminder that just about anybody's e-mail can be hacked. e-mail accounts from the family george w.president was breached. rebecca cooper has been following this story. details of those e-mails are internet, right? >> the bush family is not commenting. this is in hands of law enforcement. secret service did confirm that this is a criminal investigation. the e-mails stolen from half a dozen bush family members were obtained by a hacker. posted on the smoking gun website. were obtained illegally, we will not be ofr mosthe content accurate,s were not but s
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